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David from Carrsville, Virginia 23315 Isle Of Wight Co. Near Norfolk Va. writes

Pros are pumping Termidor solution into ground around home with 1/2 steel hollow rod hose?

hose connected to 100 gallon pressured tank in truck. 1/2 steel rod is tee shaped and placed every foot or so in lieu of digging the 6 by 6 inch trengh around the foundation. I own 7 rental homes plus my home and farm. do you sell this independent tank and set up package or can you refer me to purchase it wholesale? Thanks


Although we can not say the company is treating your properties incorrectly, we do know that the method you mentioned is against the usage label from the manufacturer. BASF is the company who created Termidor and has VERY specific guidelines set by the company and by the EPA as to how to properly use the product to get the results intended from it. There are places all over the BASF Termidor product label, which clearly state that rodding alone is not sufficient, no matter what applicator tool used, to treat a home for termites. You can either do a 6x6 trench around the foundation, or a 6x6 trench with rodding used additionally every 12 inches through the trench at a depth not to exceed the footing of the home. We do not carry the device you are requesting, nor do we have any knowledge of a company who sells that type of apparatus. If you choose to do the treatment yourself you will need to follow the label exactly by how it should be used in a treatment to be accurately protecting your structure. By using the product inconsistent with what the label permits, you are not only potentially not protecting your home completely by leaving gaps between the holes where the termites can still get through, but also breaking federal law. If you have any questions about the treatment methods used call BASF at 1-800-777-8570. You can also refer to our How To Do A Termite Treatment article for treating your home yourself.

Answer last updated on: 05/14/2013

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